Thursday, 21 April 2011

Friendly plastic almost a bowl &

Finally got a chance to play with my FP today.   Two things especially appeal, the masks and the stunning bowls.   I also fell in love with the beads of FP you heat and colour yourself.   So today nothing was going to get in my way.   My bowl may not be very deep but I'm pleased with it.



Looks very flat here but you can see the different colours, lace work and ribbons I used.   The pale gold in the middle is the beads coloured with gold Perfect Pearls and gilding flakes.

I would like to scorch the fabric but am a bit concerned about melting the FP.






Realised two things this morning, 1 that the 'bowl' can be photographed on its side which might show it better.

2 and much more important.   The lace technique (holes in FP) that I used here was developed by Liz Welch, Liz's background is textiles and she initially wanted to stitch her FP to fabric hence the need for holes.   Watch Liz on C&C 27th (I think) for her latest development of this technique.

15 comments:

  1. This looks great, I have never tried working with this, seems I have to put it on my list! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. Whee - fun with hot plastic! I love molten materials, can you tell?

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  3. Ooooh Zoe this is gorgeous, love the colours and that fabric looks fab. Well done for getting the bowl shape, it's not that easy!!!

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  4. Zoe that is wonderful ! Well done

    Mary

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  5. Brilliant - there's no holding you two back now is there? have a great Easter playing with the FP.

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  6. oh this is wonderful hun,great colurs,and shape too hugs cheryl

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  7. This is beautiful. I have not yet tried working wth FP. Belle has used it and loved it. Will have to give it a go if you keep inpiring with these lovely pieces. Thansk for sharing and have a great day. Angela

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  8. Gorgeous colours and textures, I have loads of FP but not really played with it, might have to have another go now .I burnt out my heatgun last time !)

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  9. Wonderful and interesting bowl Zoe, love it lots. Annette x

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  10. Zoe! Your bowl is AMAZING! I love the colors, and the way you chose to mix up the strips! Beautiful, my friend, just beautiful!

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  11. Zoe
    Absolutely stunning.
    I am a bit intimidated by FP!!
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  12. Stunning! You've certainly mastered Friendly plastic. I'm yet to get some! xx

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  13. Beautiful bowl Zoe, I love the irregular edges. Heat distressing the fabric can be done with a soldering iron.

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  14. Beautiful, Zoe - I'm not an FP fan at all, but I adore Liz Welch's bowls - she's so talented. You've done a great job there and the colours are amazing! Gorgeous.

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  15. This is so cool, I never realize you could do so much with friendly plastic!
    hugs Lynn

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